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Washington Rock Climbing 


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Welcome to Washington! 

Greetings Washington climbers!
Rock Climbing Photo: Sections of Washington:  OLY / PAC - OLYMPIC / PAC...

Sections of Washington:
OLY / PAC - OLYMPIC / PACIFIC
NW - NORTH WESTERN
CWC - CENTRAL WESTERN CASCADES
SWC - SOUTH WESTERN CASCADES
SEC - SOUTH EASTERN CASCADES
CEC - CENTRAL EASTERN CASCADES
OK - OKANOGAN
C - CENTRAL
SE - SOUTH EASTERN
NE - NORTH EASTERN


To find a climbing area, first look at the WA state map on the right to see which section of Washington it likely lies in. Then click on the area (section) at left. If you know the area's name but not its location, then type the name into the search bar. If the spelling is wrong, use the advanced search and scan through the subareas to each area.

Here, in alphabetical order, are 13 of the more popular destinations in Washington:

Darrington: mountainproject.com/v/darringt...
Enchantments and Stuart: mountainproject.com/v/stuart-e...
Exit 32: mountainproject.com/v/exit-32-...
Exit 38: mountainproject.com/v/exit-38-...
Icicle Creek: mountainproject.com/v/icicle-c...
Index: mountainproject.com/v/index-/1...
Mazama: mountainproject.com/v/mazama/1...
Mt. Erie: mountainproject.com/v/mount-er...
Spokane: mountainproject.com/v/spokane-...
Tieton: mountainproject.com/v/tieton-r...
Tumwater: mountainproject.com/v/tumwater...
Vantage: mountainproject.com/v/vantage-...
Washington Pass: mountainproject.com/v/washingt...


To add a new climbing area, look at the map first, and then place the new area in the right section. Do NOT add a new area to the Washington home page (here), instead go to the specific section of Washington and add it there.

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4,855 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',443],['3 Stars',1786],['2 Stars',1850],['1 Star',642],['Bomb',23]
['<=5.6',379],['5.7',337],['5.8',496],['5.9',579],['5.10',1207],['5.11',676],['5.12',274],['5.13',71],['>=5.14',14],['',0],['<=V1',207],['V2-3',112],['V4-5',136],['V6-7',91],['V8-9',55],['V10-11',14],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Washington

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Washington:
Liberty Ridge   AI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 10500'   Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier
North Ridge   WI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3000'   North Cascades : Mt. Baker
Kautz Glacier   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 9000'   Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier
Beckey Route (SW Face)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
West Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1500'   Boston Basin : Forbidden Peak
West Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400'   Stuart-Enchantments : Prusik Peak
Southwest Rib   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'   Washington Pass : South Early Winters Spire
Prime Rib of Goat   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 11 pitches, 1300'   Mazama : Goat Wall
Upper North Ridge w/Great Gendarme   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 18 pitches, 1200'   Stuart-Enchantments : Mt Stuart
Outer Space   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   Snow Creek Area : Snow Creek Wall
Backbone Ridge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 12 pitches, 2000'   Stuart-Enchantments : Dragontail Peak
Godzilla   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
The Direct North Ridge w/ Gendarme   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 2000'   Stuart-Enchantments : Mt Stuart
Stanley-Burgner Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500'   Stuart-Enchantments : Prusik Peak
Rattletale   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Lookout Point Area : Rattletale Wall
Davis-Holland Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Upper Town Wall : Central Wall Area
Slow Children   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lower Town Wall : Main Wall, left side
Thin Fingers   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Town Wall : Narrow Arrow and further ri...
The West Face   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches   Washington Pass : North Early Winter Spire
Liberty Crack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c C2     Trad, Aid, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200'   Washington Pass : Liberty Bell
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Featured Route For Washington
Rock Climbing Photo: Heartbroken starts at the rail above the heart-sha...

Heartbroken V4- 6B  Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Split Personality Boulder
Start at the obvious rail above the heart feature. Climb up the finger crack and topout.Clean, aesthetic, alpine bouldering!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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Rock Climbing Photo: Walking into a sea of clouds-MT Rainier. Photo by ...
Walking into a sea of clouds-MT Rainier. Photo by ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt St Helens, before it blew it's top. From Mt Rai...
Mt St Helens, before it blew it's top. From Mt Rai...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sections of Washington:  OLY / PAC - OLYMPIC / PAC...
Sections of Washington: OLY / PAC - OLYMPIC / PAC...
Rock Climbing Photo: Prusik Peak West Ridge
Prusik Peak West Ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Errett Allen crossing a snow bridge on Mt. St. Hel...
Errett Allen crossing a snow bridge on Mt. St. Hel...
Rock Climbing Photo: Enchantments
Enchantments
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the Mazama area from Prime Rib on the Goat...
View of the Mazama area from Prime Rib on the Goat...
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting the family out for a hike at the Snoqualmi...
Getting the family out for a hike at the Snoqualmi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Driftwooding near Mora. Bring tweezers (not pads)....
Driftwooding near Mora. Bring tweezers (not pads)....
Rock Climbing Photo: Rainier from the northwest
Rainier from the northwest
Rock Climbing Photo: Rainier Beer, brewed at Sicks Brewery in Spokane i...
Rainier Beer, brewed at Sicks Brewery in Spokane i...
Rock Climbing Photo: American Border Peak and Mt. Larribee
American Border Peak and Mt. Larribee
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Baker 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Deception Pass WA State Park There is a route wait...
Deception Pass WA State Park There is a route wait...
Rock Climbing Photo: Yellow Skunk Cabbage. Photo by Blitzo.
Yellow Skunk Cabbage. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Boston Basin in mid summer. Torment Peak on the le...
Boston Basin in mid summer. Torment Peak on the le...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Rainier. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Rainier. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering Guidebook to Western Washington
BETA PHOTO: Bouldering Guidebook to Western Washington
Rock Climbing Photo: Left to right. Gibraltar Rock, Ingraham Glacier, D...
BETA PHOTO: Left to right. Gibraltar Rock, Ingraham Glacier, D...
Rock Climbing Photo: 5 AM Under Disappointment Cleaver
5 AM Under Disappointment Cleaver
Rock Climbing Photo: Descending the Queen Sabe Glacier in the morning. ...
Descending the Queen Sabe Glacier in the morning. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt Rainier
Mt Rainier
Rock Climbing Photo: Rainier National park, Sunset.
Rainier National park, Sunset.
Rock Climbing Photo: Up to Camp Muir
Up to Camp Muir

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By Blitzo
Sep 24, 2006
Washington is an incredibly beautiful state.
The Cascades, with tall volcanoes and tumbling glaciers. The rocky coastline and rain forests. The sprawling orchards of Central Washington, all combine to make this Great state a more than worthwhile place to visit.
By David Stephens
From: Spokane WA.
Sep 9, 2011
They have said it for years "The best climbing in OR. is in Wa.
By michael faith
From: Bellingham, WA
May 30, 2012
I'm working on adding in Larrabee. Feel free to offer up supplements or alternatives for my horrible directions.
By Dan Bachen
From: Helena, MT
Dec 3, 2012
Just a shot in the dark here but does anyone know of any rock on the East/ South East side of the Olympic Peninsula? Will be back that direction in a month and if the rain breaks it would be nice to get a session in...
By climber57 Jones
Sep 21, 2013
Is this a good place to climb mid-summer. Hows the weather around this time? thanks
By Jeff Daniels
Jun 12, 2015
RE:2007 Matt McMurrey post :) - Minihaha is in Spokane Washington. Google maps has the area labeled John C Shields Park. Its north of the Spokane River off E Upriver Drive across the street from Upriver Dam Reservoir. Best place in the area for top rope, also good bouldering. Good training grounds for Mountaineer clubs and easy to get a few climbs in during a lunch break for many in the area.

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